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Where The Heck is it? September, 2016


Fully realizing it was against the law to take antiquities out of Egypt, Wallace Fenderhook and his beautiful wife, Poinsettia, lusted after an Egyptian statue for their poolside patio. After subtle inquiries, they found an anonymous dealer who promised to locate a large statue for them.

On their way home, the Fenderhooks stopped at a roadside site to collect the statue, only to discover that it was one manufactured by the Egyptian version of IKEA, and was a bewildering array of loose parts and oddly shaped metal pins…and an Allen Wrench. Frustrated, feeling cheated and dismayed, they left without their prize.

Just out of curiosity…do you know…

  1. What pharaoh is represented by this statue?

  1. Where does it lie?

Bring your answers to the August meeting and if you have the right information, you might win prizes!



Next Event

October 21, 2016
Colleen Manassa Darnell

"Warping the Time-Space Continuum: An Exploration of the Egyptian Netherworld Books"

Fondren Science Building, Room 123

October 22, 2016
Fall Seminar
Colleen Manassa Darnell

Part 1 - "Giraffes, Donkeys and Boats: the Oirgins of Religion in the Predynastic Period"
Part 2 - "From the Pyramid Texts to the Books of Breathing: An Overview of Egyptian Religious Texts"
Part 3 "Alchemy and Hermeticism: An Egyptian Perspective"

($50 Donation)
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
McCord Auditorium, Dallas Hall
on the SMU Campus, Dallas, Texas


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